Regular Events

[Obviously, a work in process, and not a high priority.]

Sunday

  • Every Sunday
    • Engine Inn, Cripplesease: ‘Sunday Shambles’ blues event on Sunday afternoon with Dr Dobro and guests. Pub’s Facebook page here. Good stuff, on the couple of occasions I’ve been there.
    • Western Hotel Kettle and Wink, St Ives. Jam session. “Everyone welcome: play, sing or just listen.”
    • Dreamer’s Folk Club, The Sportsman’s Arms, Four Lanes, Redruth, Cornwall, TR16 6LR. Regular open nights with occasional guest nights. (Guest nights seem to be once a month-ish.) 7.30 in the back room.
  • 1st Sunday 
  • 2nd Sunday
  • 3rd Sunday
    • Cornish Arms, Hayle: impromptu session of Celtic music, dance and song. Joy or Frank, 01736-754976 [Unable to confirm current status: July 2017]
  • 4th Sunday
  • Last Sunday
  • Alternate Sundays:

Monday

  • Every Monday
    • Star Inn, St Just. Celtic/Irish music session.
    • Western Hotel Kettle and Wink, St Ives. Musicians unplugged.
    • Fire Engine, Marazion: jam. [Link failed – unable to confirm current status: July 2017]
    • The Crown Session in Penzance, bottom of Bread St. 8:00 – 11:00pm, hosted by Alan Shepherd.
    • Local Vocalz choir rehearsals. Confusingly, an article in Hayle Pump says they’re at Passmore Edwards Institute, Hayle, whereas the club listings says St Elwyn’s Church (contact number given there is 07950-585787). [Unable to confirm current status: July 2017]
    • Open Mic at the Rising Sun Inn, Calstock Road, Gunnislake, PL18 9BX. 01822-832201. Pub’s Facebook page is minimal and gives wrong postcode. [Unable to confirm current status: July 2017]
  • 1st Monday
  • 2nd Monday
    • Songwriters Circle at Sonder Cafe Bar, 6 Princes Street, TR1 2ES Truro, Cornwall. Facebook page looks cobwebby, and Sonder page doesn’t show the event. [Unable to confirm current status: July 2017]
  • 3rd Monday
  • 4th Monday
  • Last Monday

Tuesday

  • Every Tuesday
    • Engine Inn, Cripplesease: Acoustic session. Pub’s Facebook page here.
    • Alexandra Inn, Alexandra Road, Penzance TR18 4LY. Open Mic every Tuesday 7.30-10.30.
    • Studio Bar, Penzance: open mic. Things start too late for me to get there (or rather to get home from there) now, but went to some excellent evenings there when I used to stay in Penzance from time to time. Some sort of music event every night, I believe.
    • Western Hotel  and Kettle and Wink, St Ives.
      • St. Ives Jazz Club
      • Sergeant Pepper’s Strawberry jam (“all the great songs from the 60s to noughties and beyond”)
    • Kings Arms, Paul: bluegrass jam
    • Folk sessions at the Falcon, Bude
    • Folk on the Moor, Westward Inn, Lee Mill, PL21 9EE (Devon, near Ivybridge)
    • Praze Hayle Choir: 7.30, Methodist Hall. Don Metcalf, 01736-757720
    • Cadgwith: folk session and open mic
    • Pirate Inn, Alverton, Penzance: Celtic, mostly tunes
    • Barley Jam Night [Broken link – Unable to confirm current status: July 2017]
      Tues 20:30 · The Barley Sheaf · Truro [Broken link – Unable to confirm current status: July 2017]
  • 1st Tuesday
  • 2nd Tuesday
    • The St Tudy Inn is to host Spoken Word Evenings, formerly the Pendoggett Poetry Evening from 8pm on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, starting in March 2017. March 14th. According to Fiona Sullivan: “Emily is going to offer a Poets Pot Luck for £10 each month but needs to know how many are coming and how many are vegetarian. Please book in advance with on 01208 850 656.” St Tudy, Bodmin PL30 3NN [Unable to confirm current status: July 2017]
    • Songwriters Circle: Sonder Truro, 6 Princes Street, TR1 2ES Truro, Cornwall [Unable to confirm current status: July 2017]
  • 3rd Tuesday
  • 4th Tuesday 
  • Last Tuesday

Wednesday

  • Every Wednesday
    • Western Hotel Kettle and Wink, St Ives. Folk night. ‘Acoustic music, song, and the spoken word’. Run by the indefatigable Ian Semple, who also does a great job of encouraging local talent on his Saturday radio show. (See below.)
    • Vanilla Open Mic, 8pm till late, 1 Duke Street, Truro, 01872 242466.
    • Strumalongers Guitar Group: Wednesday 7pm-9.30pm Passmore Edwards Institute [Unable to confirm current status: July 2017]
  • Alternate Wednesdays:
    • Penzance Folk Club, Admiral Benbow, Chapel Street. Very friendly group run on singaround lines.
    • Bath Inn, Penzance [Unable to confirm current status: July 2017]
  • 1st Wednesday
  • 2nd Wednesday
  • 3rd Wednesday
  • 4th Wednesday
  • Last Wednesday

Thursday

  • Every Thursday
    • Tinners Arms, Zennor. Live music including, apparently, a Thursday folk session. Never been to it, but have enjoyed eating there several times in recent years.
    • Star Inn, St Just. Open mic. I’ve never been, but hear good things.
    • Western Hotel Kettle and Wink, St Ives. Marmalade Mash acoustic jam session
    • St Ives Arts Club, Westcott Quay: Cafe Frug: ‘poets, storytellers, songwriters, musicians, jugglers.’ Of course, some songwriters also consider themselves to be musicians. 😉 ‘Bring your own wine.’
    • Heyl St Piran Singers Ladies choir: Hayle Methodist Church Hall 7.30-9.30. Geraldine 01736-751710 or Ann 01736-752335 [Unable to confirm current status: July 2017]
    • Open mic/jam night: Red River Inn Gwithian. Events page mentions live music, but not an open mic. [Unable to confirm current status: July 2017]
    • Cornwall Songwriters Guild, St Austell
  • 1st Thursday
  • 2nd Thursday
    • Cornish Arms, Hayle: open mic. [Unable to confirm current status: July 2017]
  • 3rd Thursday
  • 4th Thursday
    • Cornish Arms, Hayle: open mic [Unable to confirm current status: July 2017]
  • Last Thursday

Friday

  • Every Friday
  • 1st Friday
    • Kings Arms, Paul: Home Made Music Show [Unable to confirm current status: July 2017]
    • St. Ives library: Poetry Circle – poetry for pleasure: 1st Friday, 1.30pm; [Unable to confirm current status: July 2017]
  • 2nd Friday
    • Bird in Hand, Hayle. Open mic. [FB page doesn’t mention the open mic.] [Unable to confirm current status: July 2017]
  • 3rd Friday
    • St. Ives library: St. Ives Poetry Workshop – 3rd Friday at 1.30pm. [Unable to confirm current status: July 2017]
  • 4th Friday
    • The Singing Cellar, Turk’s Head, Chapel Street, Penzance. Run by the excellent harmony trio Baldrick’s Plan.
  • Last Friday
    • Engine Inn, Cripplesease: open mic run by Ian Semple. 01736-740204. Facebook page here. [Check beforehand: sometimes other gigs or functions take priority.]

Saturday

  • Every Saturday
    • Union Inn, St Ives: open mic [Web page mentions lots of music currently, but not the open mic. I did hear that it’s still going, but check!]
    • Western Hotel Kettle and Wink, St Ives: live music
    • Ian Semple’s Saturday lunchtime programme (12.00-14.00) for Coast FM:’Ian Semple brings you news, views and stories from the Penwith area with an eclectic selection of music.
      As an active musician, Ian performs in various venues and brings you a taste of some of the local talent available. He also has features and interviews with people from all walks of life.’
      Ian runs an excellent open mic at the Engine Inn in Cripplesease (see above) on the last Friday of the month, and the equally good weekly Wednesday evening folk session at the Western Hotel in St Ives (also listed below).
      Radio Penwith (now Coast FM) also has a Facebook page.
  • 1st Saturday
  • 2nd Saturday
  • 3rd Saturday
  • 4th Saturday
  • Last Saturday